Survey Study of Anesthesiologists' and Surgeons' Ordering of Unnecessary Preoperative Laboratory Tests

  title={Survey Study of Anesthesiologists' and Surgeons' Ordering of Unnecessary Preoperative Laboratory Tests},
  author={Robert I. Katz and Franklin Dexter and Kenneth E. Rosenfeld and Laura Wolfe and Valerie Redmond and Deepti Agarwal and Irim Salik and Karen Goldsteen and Melody S Goodman and Peter S. A. Glass},
  journal={Anesthesia \& Analgesia},
BACKGROUND:Nearly 20 years ago it was shown that patients are exposed to unnecessary preoperative testing that is both costly and has associated morbidity. To determine whether such unnecessary testing persists, we performed internal and external surveys to quantify the incidence of unnecessary preoperative testing and to identify strategies for reduction. METHODS:The medical records of 1000 consecutive patients scheduled for surgery at our institution were examined for testing outside of our… 

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